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    National Probate Calendar on Ancestry

    Wonder if this will ever be extended past 1966 on Ancestry. I need one more year to be able to see my Grandad's will. Mum and Dad both said they knew he left a will but they never received anything and always wondered where the money went.

    I shall have to go to London and have a look....just being nosy as it's so long ago now and both my Mum and Dad are no longer here

    Linda

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    Hi Linda

    You don't need to wait for Ancestry to update or take a trip to London - when my parents died (dad 2004 and mum 2006) I heard nothing about the wills (I was in Australia - the rest of the family in England)

    I eventually filled out the form and sent it off to York with full names, dates of death etc - plus the fees of course.

    Wills are apparently in the public domain once probate has been issued - I learnt that as expected mum had inherited everything on dad's death - so there was no will available - but mum had updated hers before her death and after two small bequests to one brother and one of her bridesmaids?? - the remainder of the estate had been divided between my other brother and my sister.

    So I knew...............

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      #3
      Yes, if you know the date of death you can ask for a search of the Probate Register - think it still costs £5 they look up to 5 years after the death in case there was a problem proving the will and it got delayed.
      Margaret

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        #4
        Originally posted by margaretmarch View Post
        ...think it still costs £5
        Like most things it has gone up - now £6
        Elaine







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          #5
          Originally posted by Elaine ..Spain View Post
          Like most things it has gone up - now £6
          Oops! shows how long ago it is since I ordered one.
          Margaret

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            #6
            Thanks..that's a real bargain. I've got his death certificate so know the date. Guess what I'll be ordering ;)

            Linda
            Last edited by Loopy Linda in La La Land; 10-03-13, 17:27.

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